Press Releases

07.14.16

Gardner, Hatch Request Hearing on Gold King Mine Accountability Legislation

Washington, DC - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) today sent a letter to Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) requesting a hearing on the Gold King Accountability and Compensation for Taxpayers (ACT), legislation they introduced in May following reports that Colorado counties were not being fully reimbursed for the costs associated with the Gold King Mine spill, which occurred on August 5, 2015 after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released million… Continue Reading


07.14.16

Senate Approves Gardner, Bennet Resolution Honoring Senator Bill Armstrong

Washington, DC - The U.S. Senate approved a resolution, introduced by Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO), honoring the life of Senator Bill Armstrong, former United States Senator from Colorado. Born in Fremont, Nebraska, Senator Armstrong dedicated his life to public service. He served in the United States Army National Guard in Colorado, and went on to be elected to the Colorado House of Representatives at age 25. Senator Armstrong later was elected to the Colorado Sen… Continue Reading


07.13.16

Gardner Chairs Foreign Relations Subcommittee Hearing on South China Sea Policy

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, today chaired a Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee hearing titled, "U.S. Policy Options in the South China Sea." Gardner questioned Admiral Dennis C. Blair, former Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, as well as the Honorable Kurt M. Campbell, former Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs… Continue Reading


07.13.16

Gardner’s TSA Bill Included in Senate-Passed FAA Reauthorization

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) secured language in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act, bipartisan legislation approved by the Senate that will fund the FAA through the next fiscal year, that will help ease security lines at Denver International Airport (DIA) and airports across the country. The legislation will now be sent to the President to be signed into law before the current FAA authorization expires on July 15th. A member of the Senate Commerce… Continue Reading


07.13.16

Gardner’s Arkansas Valley Conduit, Bolts Ditch, and Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument Bills Advance Out of Committee

Washington, DC - The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today approved three bills authored by Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO): legislation pertaining to the Arkansas Valley Conduit and Florissant Fossil Beds Monument as well as the Bolts Ditch Access and Use Act. Authorized in the 1960s, the Arkansas Valley Conduit project in Southeast Colorado will deliver clean drinking water to local communities across the region upon completion. Gardner's bill extends greater flexibility to the S… Continue Reading


07.13.16

Gardner, Bennet Introduce Resolution Honoring Senator Bill Armstrong

Washington, DC - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) introduced a resolution honoring the life of Senator Bill Armstrong, former United States Senator from Colorado. Born in Fremont, Nebraska, Senator Armstrong dedicated his life to public service. He served in the United States Army National Guard in Colorado, and went on to be elected to the Colorado House of Representatives at age 25. Senator Armstrong later was elected to the Colorado Senate, the U.S. House of Represen… Continue Reading


07.12.16

Gardner, Bennet, Perlmutter Advocate for Further Development of Commerce City

Washington, DC - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Congressman Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) today sent a letter to Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Jack Reed (D-RI), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee respectively, and Congressmen Mac Thornberry (TX-13) and Adam Smith (WA-9), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee respectively, urging them to include the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge Amendment in … Continue Reading


07.12.16

Gardner, Colleagues Introduce Resolution on South China Sea

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, today introduced a resolution with Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR), Joni Ernst (R-IA), John McCain (R-AZ), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) calling for all parties to respect the arbitral tribunal ruling with regard to the South China Sea and to express U.S. policy on freedom of navigation and overflight in the East and South… Continue Reading


07.12.16

Gardner Statement on South China Sea Ruling

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, today released the below statement on the arbitral tribunal ruling on the South China Sea: "This ruling is important because it confirms that China's actions and claims in the South China Sea are contrary to international law. China must abide by the decisions of the tribunal and cease all reclamation and militarization activities… Continue Reading


07.11.16

Gardner, Colleagues Question FCC Chairman on Mobile Broadband Coverage

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, joined his colleagues in sending a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler regarding rural mobile broadband coverage. In the letter, Gardner and his colleagues urge Chairman Wheeler to establish Phase II of the Universal Service Fund's Mobility Fund to "promote new mobile broadband deployment in unserved rural and agricultural areas and preserve and upgra… Continue Reading


07.08.16

Gardner’s Bill to Ease TSA Security Lines, Enhance Security Included in FAA Reauthorization Bill

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, secured language in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization bill that will help ease security lines at Denver International Airport (DIA) and airports across the country, while also improving security and safety at airports. Gardner introduced the Safe Convenient Reliable Efficient Effective Next-Generation Functional and Secure TSA (SCREEN FAST) Act in May… Continue Reading


07.08.16

Gardner Statement on THAAD Deployment in South Korea

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the below statement after the United States and South Korea agreed to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system to protect against the North Korean threat. Gardner was an outspoken advocate of strengthening missile defense capabilities in South Korea to protect the 28,500 American servicemen and women stationed in South Korea, our allies, and Americans abroad. In May, Gardner introduced an amendment to… Continue Reading


07.08.16

Gardner Statement on Shootings

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement: "I'm horrified by the deadly events of this week. No one should ever be targeted because of the color of their skin, or the color blue of a police uniform. I join the nation in grieving for the loss of life that's sent shockwaves throughout our communities this week, and I pray that we can unite and show the world that good ultimately overcomes evil and peace will prevail." ### Cory Gardner is a member of… Continue Reading


07.07.16

Gardner Bills To Receive Mark-Up Next Week

Washington, DC - The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee announced today it will hold a mark-up on Tuesday, July 12th that includes three bills authored by Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO): legislation pertaining to the Arkansas Valley Conduit and Florissant Fossil Beds Monument as well as the Bolts Ditch Access and Use Act. Authorized in the 1960s, the Arkansas Valley Conduit project in Southeast Colorado will deliver clean drinking water to local communities across the region upon comp… Continue Reading


07.07.16

Gardner Announces Grants for Several Colorado Airports

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today several Colorado airports are receiving United States Department of Transportation (DOT) grants. Colorado Springs Airport will receive $6,738,000 for taxiway rehabilitation and taxiway lighting; Centennial Airport will receive $6,959,595 for runway rehabilitation; and Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport will receive $6,290,000 for runway rehabilitation and taxiway lighting. "I'm pleased three separate Colorado airports are receivi… Continue Reading


07.07.16

Gardner Announces Gold King Mine Spill Recovery Grant for La Plata County

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today the Economic Development Administration (EDA) awarded La Plata County $57,809 to aid recovery efforts following the Gold King Mine spill. The grant will be used to aid data collection, market analysis, and hire a recovery coordinator "to assist San Juan County's businesses and residents." Gardner has repeatedly called on the federal government to provide the necessary resources to Colorado communities affected by the spill. The Env… Continue Reading


07.07.16

Gardner, Cornyn Introduce Bill to Revoke Secretary Clinton’s Security Clearance

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced S.3135, the Taking Responsibility Using Secured Technologies (TRUST) Act of 2016, legislation that would revoke Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's security clearance as well as the security clearances of Secretary Clinton's colleagues at the State Department who exhibited extreme carelessness in their handling of classified information. Additionally, the TRUST Act expresses the sense of C… Continue Reading


07.06.16

Gardner Statement on Passing of Senator Bill Armstrong

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the below statement on the passing of Senator Bill Armstrong: "Our nation lost a great public servant, whose mark on Colorado and this country embodies the virtues of liberty, faith, and family. His booming voice, piercing gaze, and love of fellow patriots will never be forgotten. So many people in Colorado were brought to conservative ideas and optimism through Senator Armstrong. The United States is a better place because of his grace, hum… Continue Reading


07.06.16

Gardner Statement on Sanctions Against Kim Jong Un

Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Treasury today designated North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, top North Korean officials, and 10 individuals and several entities tied to the regime as notorious human rights abusers as required by Senator Cory Gardner's (R-CO) North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act (NKSPEA). The designation marks the first ever human rights sanctions imposed on North Korea and coincides with the release of the State Department's report identifying severe human righ… Continue Reading


07.06.16

Gardner, Colleagues Question President Obama’s Silence in the Face of Russia Aggression

Washington, DC - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), David Perdue (R-GA), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), and Marco Rubio (R-FL), members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today sent a letter to President Obama regarding recent reports of harassment and violence toward U.S. diplomats, as well as the Administration's proposal to enter into an agreement with Russia in Syria. Recently, Gardner joined his colleagues on the Foreign Relations Committee in introducing a bipartisan resolution that calls on R… Continue Reading

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